Getting Extra Help: Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant?
Whether you are a small business or a solopreneur, when your business starts to grow, the question of hiring a virtual assistant will come up.
You know that there are a large number of tasks that need to be done during the day. Some which seem impossible to do. However, this is also a big step to take for your business. So to determine if you are making the best business decision, you may want to evaluate the reasons why getting extra help is a good idea.
Keep reading to learn how you can easily evaluate your business to determine if you need extra help. Plus I’ve got some food for thought if you’re worried about cost.
The main reason why anyone would hire a virtual assistant is because there is too much work that is taking away from things that they should be doing, such as networking.
And the main reason for NOT hiring a V.A. is cost. Although the business is growing, the revenue may not quite be there to pay a V.A. just yet.
The best way to evaluate on whether you need to outsource to a virtual assistant or not is to make a list of all your responsibilities. If the list shows you are spending most of your time on administrative work then a virtual assistant may be your best bet. This is especially important if you have noticed that your business is beginning to grow or expand.
Hiring a V.A. will depend on where your business is and what type of help it needs. If you are growing considerably, it might be in your best interests to hire a full-time or part-time employee. However, if you’re not sure if you will have that much work to support a full-time V.A., a virtual assistant is still a better option. And that’s because the work is contractual. Meaning that if there is no work, you don’t pay them.
I hope this post helped answer the question about hiring a V.A. for your business.
By hiring a V.A., you will be helping yourself with both time and money. Like I mentioned, the easiest thing to do is to evaluate your situation carefully. If you have room for some help, hiring a virtual assistant is the best option. This will ensure that you will get the most for your time and money in the long run.
If you’re thinking of hiring a Virtual Assistant, read my post Where To Find A V.A. To Help You With Your Business for a list of Virtual Assistant directories to start your search.